Business Coach, Speaker, Writer
As a strategic business coach, Gary merges vision with integration. He supports motivated individuals in thinking big, taking action, and achieving professional success.
Anchored in nearly 30 years of real world experience as a communications professional, political strategist, and entrepreneur, Gary’s coaching programs are designed to address the business challenges lawyers and law firms face from a down-to-earth, practical perspective.
With a client base ranging from solo-practitioners to international firms, Gary is the go-to coach in the legal industry for professionals seeking leading edge guidance and macro view insights on leadership, strategic planning, practice management, business development, marketing, transition, recruitment, retention and human resources.
Having tailored his coaching practice exclusively to lawyers since 2005, Gary is deeply invested in inspiring, supporting and holding his clients accountable to executing on their visions and making their goals a reality. Approaching each coaching engagement as a partnership, Gary works alongside his clients every step of the way. The outcome of his proven methodology is increased growth, profitability, peace of mind and freedom.
Gary is the author of Raindance- The Business Development Guidebook for Lawyers, and Raindance II: A Blueprint for Growing Your Practice (Available from Carswell). He began contributing to The Lawyers Weekly in 2006, and continues to write his monthly column, ‘The Coach’ for The Lawyers Daily.
Gary has designed his coaching programs based on his work with lawyers across Canada, from solo to International Firms, and covering a wide variety of practice areas. With his knowledge or lawyers, law firms and their challenges, he created his proprietary coaching methodology designed to help you get more results in less time, and with more effective use of your resources. His methodology is called TST Targeted, Strategic, and Tactical.
Read what his clients are saying about him here.
Speaker: Gary is frequently called upon to speak at legal conferences, law schools and legal marketing events. Read his long list of speaking engagements here.
Giving back: Gary believes in supporting organizations whose mission is to mentor current and upcoming professionals.
- Legal Marketing Association – Vancouver Chapter: Founding member, former board member with roles that included Treasurer, Chair of the Marketing Committee, Co-Chair of the Programming Committee, and event sponsor.
- Emerson College, Boston MA: Speaker at the first-ever (North American) accredited course on professional services marketing.
- The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law: Frequent speaker to law students about the business of law and career opportunities.